Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
"The first American he ever saw fell out of the sky,” Donald S. Connery writes in the introduction to “L’Americain: A Photojournalist’s Life,” the memoir of professional photographer John Launois.
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
“We sold furniture, draperies, men’s and ladies’ clothing, jewelry — full jewelry department — complete appliance department. It was a mini Macy’s," Howard Marwill says of the heyday of Breslaw's. Marwill of Niskayuna, grandson of store founder Jay Breslaw.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
Lori Armour and her young friends walk by miSci — Schenectady’s Museum of Innovation and Science — every day after school. On a sunny, early autumn day, Armour and the kids took a closer look at the locomotive that has become a colorful, formidable landmark on Nott Terrace Heights.
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
Members of Niskayuna's Class of '63 are set to gather and reminisce this weekend for their 50-year reunion.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
The Capitol at the top of the hill may be where legislation becomes law, but it’s often at the bottom of the hill, Jack’s Oyster House, where bills are born.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
Since Native American history began being taught in schools, the experts have discussed and debated just where exactly in upstate New York Mohawk territory ended and the Mohicans’ started. Wayne Lenig thinks he has a pretty good idea.
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
Jonathan Davis landed a role in “Pippin” during the fall of 1983. The young actor managed to snag a role for a friend, too. Quackers the duck played himself in director Joe Fava’s play for the Schenectady Light Opera Company. Firefighters, book lovers, party people, activists, singers and pumpkin shoppers also were Gazette photo subjects in September 1983.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Around 16,000 soldiers clashed just east of Saratoga Lake during the late summer/early fall of 1777, and while men bore the brunt of the battle, there were plenty of women around with a vested interest in the outcome.
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
Girls from Notre Dame might have some stories about their teachers, nuns from the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal. Guys from Bishop Gibbons may recall their days with the Irish Christian Brothers. Members of the two schools' Class of '63 will gather Sept. 27 for a 50-year reunion.
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
The 44-acre Steinmetz Park in Schenectady's northern section is undergoing a $600,000 face-lift.
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
Sharon Tribley studied — and was studied — during her first day at Siena College. It was Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1969, the first day of classes at the Franciscan college in Loudonville. For the first time, women were part of the classroom experience.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
On May 1, 1929, the Schenectady Fire Department opened its new headquarters at 155 Erie Blvd., giving the “city that lights and hauls the world” a new central fire station worthy of its nickname. Edison Plaza, as it is now called, is no longer connected to the fire department, but the majestic building and its intriguing facade clearly remind passers-by of its historic past.
Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
Joan McConnell Cain and Bobbi Saxby Koretnicki remember good times at Mont Pleasant High School -- and will soon gather with fellow members of the Class of 1963 for a 50-year reunion.
Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
Queen Victoria reigned for 64 years, so checking out the world of fashion during that time is an immense undertaking. In " Underlying Structures: What Shaped the Victorian Woman," the Schenectady County Historical Society is narrowing the focus just a bit,
Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
Dancing and drumming were parts of summer for people at John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville on Aug. 22, 1976.